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Jubail Island Investment Company Awards Villa and Townhouse Design Contract for Jubail Island Ph 1
  • Sep 14, 2020
  • Jubail Island homes to range from 2 to 6 bedrooms
  • Construction slated to begin in Q1 2021
  • AED400 million in infrastructure contracts already awarded, works underway


Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) has awarded a contract to design 16 villa and townhouse typologies to be constructed within Phase 1 of the AED5 billion Jubail Island project. The unique designs will cater to discriminating and diversified buyer demands; and include a myriad of differing floor plan layouts, and serviced plots ranging in size from 1,200 to 2,205 square metres – meeting market demand particularly addressing Emirati household preferences.

The units will blend seamlessly into the adjacent natural environment which completely surrounds and meanders through the communities. The impressive design themes embrace modern and traditional styles; and the villas will range in size from 145-square metre two-bedroom offerings to unparalleled 820-square metre six-bedroom designs. The homes will be interlaced and nestled within a tranquil, very low-density realm as highlighted in the celebrated vision behind the overall project master plan.

With AED400 million in infrastructure works already underway – having already started in early January 2020, home construction is on schedule to start in Q1 2021 with completion slated for 2023. In addition, a mix of serviced plots will also be available for buyers to build their custom dream homes from as early as Q3 2021.

Speaking on the announcement, Richard Russell, Chief Operations Officer of Lead Development – the development management firm overseeing Jubail Island, said: “Following the on-schedule start of infrastructure works on Phase 1 of Jubail Island, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Ramon Esteve Estudio (REE) and EHAF Consulting Engineers for this prestigious design assignment. We are confident that buyers looking for a premier community in Abu Dhabi; providing unparalleled quality of lifestyle for discriminating residents, as well as outstanding and world-class home designs will find residential sanctuary on Jubail Island.

Jubail Island is a designated freehold investment zone in Abu Dhabi that will comprise a mix of serviced plots, high-end and mid-range properties as well as retail, office park and F&B outlets.

For his part, Architect Ramón Esteve, added: “We are delighted to ink our partnership with JIIC, bringing our housing design expertise to Jubail Island. Currently we are developing new residential varieties with distinct and distinguishable adaptations; using wood, metal, and stone materials to create a diversity of residential ambiences integrated with the surrounding nature. We are excited to bring our recognised work to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.”

Jubail Island will also feature spacious and well-appointed outdoor areas, including parks, walking tracks, kayaking stations and cycling routes to provide a welcome venue for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Located within 4.6 million square metres, very low-density development, entwined within pristine natural environment, the community will also offer all amenities.

Established in 1991, REE was founded by Ramón Esteve with the premise that architecture is a global discipline. His training as an architect became a transversal vision where architecture and design form one single concept. His portfolio includes wide expertise in residential design and other ephemeral architecture. Alongside several global recognitions and awards in his field, in 2017 Architonic appointed Ramon Esteve one of the most 100 influential designers in the world, and in 2018 he was included as one of the most 100 Creative People in Business by Forbes.

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